Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians talked to the media via a ZOOM call this morning. He answered questions on several topics including when the players will report.
Bruce Arians, talking on a Zoom call with reporters today, said he doesn't expect Bucs players to report until the start of training camp, which would be July 21. Doesn't expect to have fans in attendance at training camp. pic.twitter.com/H2gyQmjB36
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This offseason for the Buccaneers has been crazy to say the least. From the signing of quarterback Tom Brady to trading for tight end Rob Gronkowski. Unfortunately it looks like the fans of the Buccaneers will have to wait a little longer to see their team in person as Arians stated he didn’t “expect” the players back until training camp on July 21st.
While the Buccaneers have had a hugely successful offseason, the rest of the world, outside of football has struggled. With a one-two punch provided by the global Covid-19 pandemic and the protests as a result of the murder of George Floyd, it has been a hard time for this country. Many people are looking for some form a normality. Unfortunately the normality of watching training camp in person appears to not be in the cards as Arians stated he expects to hold training camp without fans.
This is an unprecedented time we’re living through. While some may disagree on keeping fans away from training camp, I think it’s best to err on the side of caution.